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Pure Land Buddhism – Dialogs with Ancient Masters

The core of Pure Land Buddhism and its teachings can be expressed in two major concepts: purity of mind and practice. Traditional Pure Land teachings emphasize the three elements of Faith, Vows and Practice (Buddha Recitation) as the essential conditions for rebirth in the Pure Land – in the Pure Mind. This approach is presented […]

Teachings on Chöd by Garchen Rinpoche

Chod means “cutting through” (often translated as: “cutting through dualism“) in Tibetan- severing erroneous concepts about the world of appearances and all illusions regarding the existence of a personal self. The practice of chod is an advanced skillful method that enables practitioners to become free of clinging to false notions and beliefs regarding inherent existence of appearances […]

The Fundamentals of Meditation Practice – a Zen guide

“The Fundamentals of Meditation Practice” by Ting Chen is a Zen work about the basics of meditation posture and breathing techniques. Through 182 pages Ting Chen explains in details the best position of all the body parts and how to train for sitting in full lotus position. The first part of the book builds up […]

FOUNDATIONS OF TAOIST PRACTICE

Foundations of Taoist Practice. When you try to define Taoism, you immediately run into trouble. The great Taoist philosopher and author of the Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu, begins his first chapter with the warning words, The Tao that can be described is not the eternal Tao. The name that can be named is not […]

Mindfulness In Plain English

Mindfulness In Plain English By Ven. Henepola Gunaratana is a guide to mindfulness in the traditional Buddhist sense of Insight Meditation. The subject of this book is Vipassana meditation practice. Repeat, practice. This is a meditation manual, a nuts-and-bolts, step-by-step guide to Insight meditation. It is meant to be practical. It is meant for use. […]

Guide to Vipassana by Mahasi Sayadaw

This text by Mahasi Sayadaw explains the concept and Practice of Vipassana – a basic, yet extremely hard to master, technique of self-confrontation. To understand Vipassana in a broader perspective you might want to consult the book: ‘Mastering the core teachings of the Buddha’. Download ‘Guide to Vipassana’ by Mahasi Sayadaw here: Guide to Vipassana

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